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#5932468 - 09/16/15 09:55 PM 9mm vs 40 cal
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whats the differance in knock down power from a 9 mm and 40 cal, or just in general between the rounds

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#5932593 - 09/16/15 11:30 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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#5932614 - 09/16/15 11:58 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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If you hit what you're aiming at, not much. Just shoot what you shoot well and never look back. Don't get wrapped up in the caliber debate because as Chad has alluded above, it only opens a can of worms and the arguments never settle anything.

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#5932623 - 09/17/15 12:11 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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As long as it feels good.its good.
Thanks pretty simple.

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#5932624 - 09/17/15 12:12 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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9mm would be a great hand gun, not that heavy and recoil is manageable for newbies. 40cal is almost as the same with 45. I would say its in the middle.

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#5932850 - 09/17/15 08:50 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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Men shoot a .40 or .45. Little girls shoot 9mm.

Open a box of .40 and set it beside a box of 9mm. Which would you rather trust your life to?

In all seriousness, the bigger calibers pack more punch, period.
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#5932853 - 09/17/15 08:52 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
Men shoot a .40 or .45. Little girls shoot 9mm.

Open a box of .40 and set it beside a box of 9mm. Which would you rather trust your life to?

In all seriousness, the bigger calibers pack more punch, period.


rolleyes

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#5932877 - 09/17/15 09:07 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: kry226]
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Originally Posted By: kry226
If you hit what you're aiming at, not much. Just shoot what you shoot well and never look back. Don't get wrapped up in the caliber debate because as Chad has alluded above, it only opens a can of worms and the arguments never settle anything.


Bingo!

Here is an excerpt from a www.policemag.com article.

"The ultimate stopping power rests with your training with your weapon system. Accurate hits in any reasonable caliber will "stop" a person if that person has experienced enough brain or spinal cord damage to interrupt regular neurologic impulses from reaching vital areas of the body or the person has hemorrhaged enough blood to lower his or her blood pressure where the brain no longer is able to function well. You can also stop a person if a major bone shatters after a bullet injures it, but does that stop the fight?

Stopping power is a marketing tool and should be dropped from our discussions of ballistic performance until such time as ammunition effectiveness is measured by more means than just the results of gelatin and barrier tests. When ammunition companies or regulatory agencies begin to use computer simulations, simulant tests, animal models, autopsy results, and trauma surgeon operation reports with hospital summaries to determine the effectiveness of their products, then we will know which ammunition can be labeled as having the "best stopping power." And this claim will be based on scientific data rather than incomplete ballistic testing.

Until then, shot placement with any commercially available ammunition will offer you the best chance of maximizing your duty ammunition's stopping power."

The full article can be found here

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#5932949 - 09/17/15 09:40 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: kry226]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
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Originally Posted By: kry226
If you hit what you're aiming at, not much. Just shoot what you shoot well and never look back. Don't get wrapped up in the caliber debate because as Chad has alluded above, it only opens a can of worms and the arguments never settle anything.


^^What they said^^

This could rank right up there with .30-06 vs. .308, which elk cartridge, and HF vs. LF.

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#5932958 - 09/17/15 09:47 AM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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From the ballistics the difference is not that significant. If you're going to shoot it a lot, the price difference certainly is. 9mm is significantly cheaper.
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#5933352 - 09/17/15 02:21 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: FiremanJG]
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Ten miles of bad road....


Or 1 1/2 miles of 3805!
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#5933611 - 09/17/15 05:15 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: ChadTRG42]
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Originally Posted By: ChadTRG42
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Ten miles of bad road....


Or 1 1/2 miles of 3805!


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#5933861 - 09/17/15 08:10 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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By the way it doesn't matter if its 9mm or 40 cal what is important is the skill of the shooter for that precise target.

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#5934027 - 09/17/15 09:43 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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Get one of each.

Problem solved.

Tactical cowboy, you failed the troll test.

Don't you know you're not supposed to offer an opinion when an opinion is asked?

I like them both but think 9mm is so much cheaper to reload it makes sense to me.

The point is the question is not that great and is either uninformed or more likely authored by someone bored, wanting to see what kind of funny crap people will use as an excuse to post an opinion.

This time people made it fun to read and left most of the opinions to other areas.



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#5934133 - 09/17/15 10:56 PM Re: 9mm vs 40 cal [Re: robert01]
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If you load both cartridges to max, a 40 still has more power. This is just like the 9vs45 debate. I like a 40 because it makes Major in USPSA. Other than that, it really doesn't matter.
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